Kirsten Oliphant

For fans of:Tim Grahl, Addie Zierman, Jen Hatmaker, Jon Acuff

Kirsten Oliphant wrote her first novel in third grade on the colored pages of a Hello Kitty notebook. After getting her MFA in Fiction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she had five kids and set fiction aside in favor of blogging & non-fiction.

You can find her at, where she helps bloggers and authors learn to love platform-building. The Create If Writing podcast provides information and interviews with experts to help you navigate social media, email lists, and being authentic in a smarmy world. She is also the creator of the Free Email Course, which you can find at

You can read about food, family, & faith at Her husband is a youth pastor who would love to be a professional ultimate frisbee player. They live in Houston, where it is humid, but on the plus side, there are alligators.